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Police ban protest against albino killings

Monday afternoon’s protest against the unchecked mutilation and killing of albinos in Tanzania has been banned by police. While police initially agreed to let the peaceful demonstration…


‘Badly needed’ animal centre opens

The first animal welfare centre in Tanzania was officially opened in Mbezi Beach Sunday afternoon by world renowned¬†primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall. “It is desperately, badly needed,” says…


Mwisho St building partially collapses

A three-storey structure on Mwisho Street in downtown Dar es Salaam partially collapsed Saturday morning. According to witnesses, the front facade of the the upper floor collapsed…


March against albino killings Monday

Following recent killings of albino children, a protest has been arranged by the Tanzania Albinism Society (TAS) for Monday afternoon. The demonstration is scheduled to go from…


IS executioner deported from Dar

Jihadi John, the masked face of Islamic State (IS) in many beheading videos was reportedly refused entry to Tanzania and subsequently deported in 2009. The Washington Post…



Police unsafe at night, close posts

Understaffed and decaying, police posts in Dar es Salaam are closing up shop at dusk because officers feel unsafe working at night. “We used to operate for…


Malaria alert for mainland, Zanzibar

Occasional rains during the dry season have caused an out-of-season spike in malaria cases in Dar es Salaam, IST Clinic warns. “We have been diagnosing an increasing…